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Pechanga Band votes to retain Macarro as chairman

With 69 percent of the vote, Mark Macarro retained his chairmanship of the Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians on Sunday.

Macarro, 40, defeated Norman Pico Sr., 64, in a race that drew 83 percent of tribal voters, the highest turnout in history. Also, two incumbents and two newcomers were elected to the council.

Macarro has served five terms as chairman.

Get the Story:
Macarro elected tribal chair (The Riverside Press-Enterprise 7/19)
Macarro retains Pechanga leadership role (The North County Times 7/19)
Selection of tribal chairman could signal new mainstream political era (AP 7/16)

Relevant Links:
Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians -

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